Tuesday, November 13, 2012

3 year and 1 year Well Visits

 We decided to do the kids well visits together this time! It was stressful at times but nice to get them done at the same time. However, with Jocelyn being 3 she is more aware than ever before about what is about to happen. She asked us about 950 times if she was getting a shot. We told her days before that it was most likely going to happen. She sat quietly, staring at the wall in the waiting room. Putting on her bravest 3 year old face! She even put a super brave face on for the nurse and doctor through the whole visit. But then she thought she had gotten off scott free without a shot. I had to break the news to her that she was going to get a shot for sure! We told her thinking the nurse was coming right back in. But 15 of the longest minutes ever with Jocelyn crying, "I don't wanna get a shot!" over and over again she finally came back to actually GIVE Jocelyn the shot!

 Before she knew she was getting a shot....
After she knew she was getting a shot.....! Then of course it upset Casen to see Jocelyn upset so he started crying as well! OH and why is it that they practically turn the heat on in that tiny small room!? Notice mommy is wearing the sticker now...Jocelyn wanted nothing to do with it at that point!

Weight=31lbs (55 percentile)
Height=38" (65 percentile)

Weight=22lbs (45 percentile)
Height-30" (55 percentile)

However, Casen's head proved to be very big this time. We have never had that issue with him before. That can be normal for some kids but since Casen never had a big head the doctor was "concerned". She said that when babies have a big head growth jump as big as his, it can be a "read flag" for something else. I asked what that was and she said that she just wanted to be sure so she ordered an ultrasound of his head. His soft spot is still opened so they can do an ultrasound versus having to do a CT scan if it was already closed! Very thankfully for that because then he would need to be sedated!

So next Wednesday we have to go to LB Memorial Miller's Children's Hospital (Jocelyn had 2 big tests there and they are amazing) to have the ultrasound of his head! I expect for them to say all is fine and I'm glad our pedi is on top of things and ruling things out.

Around Casen's same age I had something similar so I'm pretty sure it's the same thing. Obviously it was nothing with me so hopefully we will have the same findings with Casen!
Here is a good link on the easy procedure:
I can't wait to one day tell the story of how big his brain was that the doctors needed a picture! Such our smart boy!

So strange to have to go back to that hospital after we thought we were done with all of that. But at least we know Casen is very healthy and this should just be a routine test to rule anything abnormal out!

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